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Brooke County community news

November 5, 2012
The Herald-Star

Event check presentation made

The Michelle's Miles for Smiles 5K run-walk brought smiles to the family of Austin Powell, who received proceeds from the event to help them with medical bills for Powell, who is undergoing treatment for a form of brain cancer; as well as two tickets to the Steelers-Bengals game and a parking pass donated by Bre's Tropical Illusions.

The business was among many that supported the walk, which was held in memory of Michelle Huffman, a local restaurant owner who died in July following a recurring battle with breast cancer.

On hand for the presentation were, from left, Taylor, Austin's sister; Chris, his father; Rob Hilt, the event's coordinator; Austin, Alan Huffman, Michelle's husband; Jamie, Austin's mother; and Bre Hastings, owner of Bre's Tropical Illusions.

Hilt said there are plans to hold the event again next year, with proceeds benefiting another local youth with cancer.

Library offers computer class

FOLLANSBEE - The Follansbee Branch of the Brooke County Public Library will offer a free adult basic computer class Friday at 11 a.m.

Linda Dobbs will instruct the class.

Space is limited, so reservations should be made by calling (304) 527-0860.

Thanksgiving story hour set

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Public Library will hold a Gobble Up A Good Book evening storytime on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Kim Harless, the library's program director, will lead children in Thanksgiving stories, crafts and games. Call (304) 737-1551 to register for the free program.

Library, Elks team up for program

WELLSBURG - The Brooke County Public Library and Wellsburg Elks Lodge will team for a short Veterans Day program and spaghetti dinner to be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 11 at the lodge at 834 Charles St.

All veterans will eat free, with $6 charged to all others.

Course offered free to veterans

WEIRTON - An AARP safe driving class will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 15 at West Virginia Northern Community College, and there's no charge for military veterans and their their families.

Taught by Mel Vorhees, the two-day class is geared toward older adults who may or may not be experiencing diminished vision, hearing and reaction time, all common to the aging process. Most insurance agencies offer a discount to those who have completed it.

The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for for non-members. It covers materials and must be paid in advance. This month the class is free to all current and former members of the military, their spouses or widows and children.

Eligible veterans include those who have served in the National Guard, Reserves and Coast Guard as well as the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.

Class space is limited, so reservations should be made by calling (304) 527-3410.

Kiwanis holding rose sale

WELLSBURG - The Wellsburg Kiwanis Club is holding its annual rose sale.

Bouquets are $15 each and may be ordered by calling (304) 737-0621.

A limited number of bouquets will be available when the roses are delivered on Wednesday and Thursday.

Proceeds will go to the Brooke County Salvation Army and community service projects.

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